Nov 28th, 2017

The U.K. Chemical Industry Apprehends Brexit-Related Complexities

The UK chemical industry is deeply concerned about the potential damages that the departure from the E.U. may cause. Chemical producers and drug makers suggest an anti-crisis layout including the following Brexit demands: The facilitation of investments in the EU chemical sector A new commercial agreement between the U.K. and the E.U. Supportive measures within […]...

Nov 14th, 2017

Russia Increases Chloromethane Exports

Within the last 2 years, the Russian chemical industry has increased the exports of chlormethanes by 40%. In 2015, the export volumes amounted to 13.5 thousand tons of chloroform and methylene chloride. By the end of 2017, they expect that the export volumes of chloroform and methylene chloride will be nearly 19 thousand tons, which […]...

Nov 7th, 2017

Britain: A Breakthrough Method to Reform Carbon Dioxide and Methane into Liquid Fuels

A group of chemical engineers from the University of Liverpool has made a step forward to the greenhouse gas reduction in the production of chemicals.  They developed a direct method which converts methane (CH4) and carbon dioxide (CO2) into liquid fuels and an array of valuable chemicals including acetic acid, ethanol, formaldehyde and methanol. It […]...

Oct 23rd, 2017

Ultramid Vision Is the World’s First Semi-Transparent Polyamide

BASF has successfully developed a semitransparent polyamide that easily conducts the light.  A new polyamide, called Ultramid Vision, is high transmission and at the same time light diffusive. It is the first semi-transparent component or semi-crystalline polyamide in chemistry. Other important properties of this novel compound are temperature resistance, high-abrasiveness and flame retardance. This versatility […]...

Oct 9th, 2017

Caustic Soda Price Hikes in Europe

Within the last week of September price for caustic soda in Europe increased. The major drivers of this rise are global tightness caused by strong demand in China and exports reduction from the U.S. In September the price for this product climbed by $90 per mt and has reached their highest rate since March 20o9. […]...

Sep 19th, 2017

Factors of European Chemical Production Growth in the Third Quarter

On August 24, Cefic reported a considerable growth of chemical production in the European Union. Despite remaining below the before-the-crisis level, within the six months, the volume of chemical production has grown by 3, 1% in contrast to the same period of last year. The results were positive in a majority of chemical subsectors and […]...

Aug 29th, 2017

Russian Chemists Bioprocess Triterpenoids from Birch Wood

The scientists of N.N. Vorozhtsov Novosibirsk Institute of Organic Chemistry (NIOCH) have improved the method of triterpenoids extraction from bio materials. Triterpenoids are organic substances that have high biological activity and help in the treatment of many health problems, including cancer and viral diseases. They slow down and prevent inflammation, inhibit active cell division, activate […]...

Aug 21st, 2017

Russia: Production and Circulation of Ethyl Alcohol Will Be Strictly Governed By the Law

From July 2017, the ethyl alcohol manufactured in the Russian Federation (RF) is strictly regulated by law. On 29 Jul 2017, the Federal Law №278-FЗ was signed by the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin. The law amends the current act on state regulations of ethyl alcohol, alcoholic drinks and alcohol products production and […]...

Aug 14th, 2017

German Cosmetics Producers Received New Rules on the Use of Heavy Metals

The Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety (BVL), Germany may reduce restrictions on heavy metals in the production of personal hygiene means and cosmetics, explaining that the previous rules were outdated. On changing the restrictions, manufacturers will work under the new rules. Despite the ban of The European Union on the use of […]...

Aug 7th, 2017

Russian Construction Giant Technonicol Boosts Exports of Foamed Polystyrene to Europe

Technonicol, a key Russian producer of reliable and functional construction materials, is ramping up its export supplies.  Annually exporting 70 thousand m3 of extruded foamed polystyrene (XPS), it intends to deliver up to 210 thousand m3 to foreign consumers, in particular to Western, Eastern and Northern Europe. According to the strategic plan of SBU “Polymeric […]...

Jul 31st, 2017

BASF Receives World Health Organization Approval for Chlorfenapyr-Based Insecticide for Malaria

Years of collaboration with the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and the Innovative Vector Control Consortium made it possible for BASF to introduce a new anti-mosquito product. It is a long-lasting mosquito-combating chemical that belongs to a completely innovative chlorfenapyr insecticide class.  The product got a name Interceptor G2 and has recently received […]...

Jul 18th, 2017

Siberia Has Built the First LNG Facility

In 2015, Gazprom urged the creation of big gas consumers market in the Siberian region. This sensitive task was given to Kemerovo region authorities. To begin with, the region had to construct a plant for the production of liquefied natural gas. The launch of the first LNG plant in Siberia was scheduled for August 2016; […]...

Jul 5th, 2017

Advanced Polymers with Superior Properties Come From Russia

Russian Foundation for Advanced Research Projects announced the creation of a polymer with unique properties. A new polymer is a thermal tolerant and high tensile material which was developed in the laboratory of advanced polymers in June 2017. National chemists boast that their polymers have surpassed other foreign counterparts by such parameters as resistance and […]...

Jun 12th, 2017

Short Term Forecast and Current Situation at European Polyethyleneterephthalate Market

According to marketing experts, the May price for polyethyleneterephthalate (PETF) in Europe was stable due to the balance of price influencing factors. Thus, the PETF price was within the range of EUR 980 – 1020 per tonne.  Despite raw oil futures grew within a period from 15 May to 21 May, the import price was […]...

Apr 26th, 2017

Russian Chemists Offer An Improved Self-Extinguishing Foamed Plastic

Self-extinguishing foamed plastic was created by the team of scientists from Perm State Institute of Natural Science who won a grant within the project “The development of non-hazardous thermal insulating materials”. The research was carried out with the support of Perm Krai authorities.  It is a completely new or renovated material which in comparison with […]...

Apr 18th, 2017

Refining Companies Can Save Resources When Applying a New Catalytic Cracking Unit from BASF

A multicorporate enterprise BASF launches BorotecTM – a new catalyst for fluid catalytic cracking (FCC). The innovation of BASF is created on a boron-based unique platform. FCC facility recycles raw materials with the low and moderate volume of residual components and the use of this catalyst makes the recycling process more flexible. This, in turn, […]...

Apr 6th, 2017

The Situation and Prospects Coagulants and Flocculants Production in Russia

Coagulants and flocculants are chemicals that are necessary for water treatment. Currently, the Russian production of coagulants covers 95% of demand in the market, and the supply of flocculants comprises 5 %. Thus, the coagulants production which is 400 -500 thousand tonnes exceeds the consumption level by 2-2.5 times. Most of the coagulants and flocculants […]...

Mar 26th, 2017

Polymer-Based Cosmetics: New Properties and Effects

Polymers are gradually entering the cosmetics industry. Those chemical companies that produce polymers see a great potential of this sort of material for the beauty products manufacturing. Today practically all brands of decorative cosmetics contain waterproof film-forming ingredients that make our skin soft and silky and our hair style well-fixed. Covestro, a Russian producer of […]...

Jan 27th, 2017

Sika’s Growth Profit from Sales Throughout 2016

As of the end of the financial year global chemical company Sika has increased the sales by 5,6% in the local currency. The sales volume is totalled CHF 5, 75 billion. The sales growth was primarily boosted by the investments in new plants, opening of branch offices across the globe and new product launch. These […]...

Jan 20th, 2017

European Producers Increase Polystyrene and Polypropylene Contract Price

Major participants of European market are considering the increase of contract price for polystyrene in January 2017. In comparison with December, January price is expected to will grow from EUR 105 to 125 per tonne due to the rising prices for styrole. However, the consumers are not satisfied with this pricing policy saying that the […]...